About me? I’m married to the most amazing woman I’ve ever met – Tori. We have six great kids – 5 boys, one girl. I pastor the most awesome church I’ve ever known – Calvary Baptist Church of Duncan, Oklahoma. (http://www.calvaryduncan.com/)
I am picking up this blog adventure to re-engage something I have done for years. Though I have let it fall off the last couple of years, I wrote a daily devotional that I sent out via email. I’m not sure how the rhythm of this blog will fall together, but I feel like it’s a therapeutic process that God seems to use to encourage others.
I guess that brings me to the name – “Confessions of a Broken Tool.” When I came to Calvary, I told them very plainly that I was damaged goods. I have issues – particularly a struggle with depression. And while that is under control (for the most part), it would be less than honest to say that it has been eradicated. I’ve had other issues that I won’t go into here, but trust me – I’m a broken tool.
The amazing thing is that, if you browse the pages of the Bible, you will find that God has accomplished many of His most amazing works using broken tools.
Abraham was too old. Jacob was a cheat. Joseph was just a dreamer. David was an adulterer and a murderer. Solomon, though more wise than any other man in history, would probably be referred to as a sex addict. Elijah dealt with depression.
The list goes on and on.
I confess that my life is a mess in a lot of ways. I’m scarred and broken and stained. But in the hands of the Master Builder, I am useful. I’m not useful because of anything that I am – except that I am His. He uses me just so I can be involved with Him. He does what He wants to do and I get to tag along.
I’m a broken tool. And His grace is sufficient for me.